Women's Health - Popular eyelash treatments linked to rise in eye infections and emergency procedures
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  September 10, 2019  
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   Popular eyelash treatments linked to rise in eye infections and emergency proceduresPopular eyelash treatments linked to rise in eye infections and emergency procedures
 
Experts are warning that eyelash treatments are causing a surge in emergency eyelid procedures and serious infections. One of the most commonly reported problems is a condition known as blepharitis; a chronic inflammatory disorder of the eyelids that arises due to bacterial overgrowth on the eyelashes, explains Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon Elizabeth Hawkes in a recent article.
 
   Geneticists prove therapeutic effects of probiotics on vaginal healthGeneticists prove therapeutic effects of probiotics on vaginal health
 
Scientists have found strong evidence that three genes from Lactobacillus species, a common bacterial species found in vaginal probiotics, can mediate adhesion to the vaginal epithelium. The research could pave the way for better treatments for women with conditions such as bacterial vaginosis.
 
 Why women who work are less likely to develop dementia
 
Why women who work are less likely to develop dementiaA new study has suggested that engaging in paid work may protect women against cognitive decline and reduce their risk of dementia. The research, although preliminary and not published in a peer-reviewed medical journal, was presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Los Angeles earlier this week.
 
 
 Mother calls for protein shake regulation after daughter dies
 
Mother calls for protein shake regulation after daughter diesA mother is calling on the health industry to regulate sales of protein powder and supplements after her daughter died in 2017 due to a protein-heavy diet. Meegan Hefford, who was 25 years old, died as a result of a rare disorder that stopped her body from properly digesting the high amounts of protein her diet provided.
 
 
 Going teetotal shown to improve women’s mental health
 
Going teetotal shown to improve women’s mental healthA study by researchers at the University of Hong Kong has provided new evidence that women who stop drinking alcohol experience improved mental health. Many women drink alcohol as a way to relax and unwind, but the new study suggests that stopping drinking altogether may be a better way to improve mental health.
 
 
 Microwave Imaging for Breast Cancer Versus X-Ray Mammograms
 
Microwave Imaging for Breast Cancer Versus X-Ray MammogramsBreast cancer is a common female cancer, responsible for a large proportion of deaths. Its early and accurate detection is therefore a matter of intense research. The most frequently utilized method for this purpose is X-ray mammography, which uses ionizing radiation to generate a picture of the fibroglandular tissue of the breast. This has high sensitivity, but the limit of ionizing radiation to which a person can be exposed each year is well established, which rules out repeated use in the same patient.
 
 
 Does Menopause Affect Blood Count?
 
Does Menopause Affect Blood Count?Menopause is a natural phenomenon which occurs in women as they age. It is defined as the permanent absence of menstrual activity due to loss of ovarian follicular development. It is diagnosed retrospectively when 12 consecutive months have elapsed after a woman's last menstrual cycle. The years leading up to menopause are called the menopausal transition, and are typically between 45 and 55 years of age.